COVID-19 Vaccination Update

As most of our staff is now in the process of being vaccinated for COVID-19, we need to begin collecting documentation so we can track who on staff has and has not been vaccinated.

If you ARE going to be vaccinated against COVID-19, please send a copy of your vaccination card with BOTH dates of vaccination on it to covidvaccine@vna-commh.org. You can simply take a photo of your card with your phone and email it in. If you are not able to take a photo and email, please come into the office and have a copy of your card scanned and sent to that email address. If you need help with scanning, see Mary Higgins mhiggins@vna-commh.org or Lauren Hindman lhindman@vna-commh.org. Please let them know if you are coming in for assistance as neither is in the office every day.

If you have already emailed dates only to the COVID vaccine email, please do also send a copy of your vaccination card. It is important that we keep track of official documentation.

If you ARE NOT going to be vaccinated against COVID-19, please ELECTRONICALLY fill out and sign the fillable PDF of the immunization declination form below and return it via email to covidvaccine@vna-commh.org. For those of you on the clinical staff who do not have the software capability on your laptop to open and complete a fillable PDF, you can access this form in Forcura and save it there per the instructions also below.

If you have any questions, call or email Christine Corsi, Health Promotions supervisor at ccorsi@vna-commh.org or 203-458-4342.

How to Access Forms – MOBILE

Completing and Saving Templates

COVID Immunization Verification Form_Fillable

How to create your electronic signature on a pdf PAN

 

 

COVID-19 Out of State Travel Policy

Out of State Travel Policy Revised 4.1.21

 

 

April is Occupational Therapy Month!

Thank you to our Occupational Therapists for the great work that they do each day for our patients.

Occupational Therapy Fun Facts!

  1. Did you know OT’s are very inventive problem solvers:
  1. Did you know OT’s can help people improve how they communicate?
  2. Did you know OT’s can help patients with cognitive deficits and help their caregivers learn how to cope with their decline?
  3. Did you know OT’s help people re-learn how to do basic activities like brushing their teeth with chronic diseases like arthritis?

We love how our OT’s improve the lives of those around them and are lucky to have them on our team! Happy OT Month!

 

Happy Anniversary:

Tanya Azzaro, OT – 5 years

Joanne Heintz, PT – 20 years

 

Paid Family and Medical Leave

There is a new payroll deduction which will be required by the State of Connecticut beginning this coming January (2021).  You may know that last year, Connecticut passed a new Paid Family and Medical Leave Law.  This law requires a deduction of ½ of 1% from everyone’s earnings, including from temporary, part-time, and seasonal employees.  Deductions must begin on January 1st, 2021. Paid leave benefits will begin in January 2022.

PFMLA Q As

 

Prescription Information

RxSaver is a website and mobile app that makes comparison shopping for medication very simple. Just enter the name and dose of your medication along with your zip code, and RxSaver will show a list of current pricing at local pharmacies.

Best of all, RxSaver is a service that you can use whether you have health insurance through VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice or not.

Once RxSaver tells you what’s available in the marketplace for your medication, you simply select the best coupon price from the available options. Then there are two ways to redeem your savings:

  1. Print out a coupon for the price you see and bring it to the pharmacy.
  2. Show the coupon on your phone to pharmacy staff.

If you are interested in pricing your medication through RxSaver, click on the link below. You’ll need the Client Code: VNANE

www.yourrxsaver.com

 

 

Click for a PDF version of our Umbrella depiction of our continuum of care!

We hope all employees will begin to consider themselves ambassadors of our mission to be beside patients and those in the community we serve at every turn. Keep in mind all the services we offer – not just home healthcare – and how services such as our Caregiver Support Network and wellness programs, hospice, and the work of our affiliates Strong House and LIFETIME, might benefit a patient or their family.

 

 

2019 Facts on the Affordable Care Act

Click here for a notice regarding your taxes and medical coverage

 

Agency Benefit Reward

In 2020, we would like to reward those on our insurance who receive a routine physical, routine eye exam, routine mammogram, routine colonoscopy, or a routine prostate cancer check by issuing a $25.00 Amazon gift card to all participants and their dependents, who are on our plan, and have any of the above mentioned routine exams.  To receive your gift card, simply have your physician complete and sign the form below.

Proof of Preventive Care

 

 

OSHA and Regulatory Annual Update

Click on the links below to review the competency for the professional staff to print the competency to complete to return to your manager.

OSHA and Regulatory Annual Update_2020

OSHA Competency 2020

 

 

Trust TeleCare

Trust TeleCare is a program provided by the Worker’s Compensation Trust that provides tele-triage services for injured workers through a company called Medcor.  With over 200 locations nationwide, Medcor provides immediate information and injury assessment 24/7/365 via the telephone.

Click on the links below to learn more:

EMPLOYEE INSTRUCTIONS FOR MEDICAL CARE PLAN – NEW 2019

WC Guidelines Treatment Centers – 5.21.19

 

EAP Benefit Program

As a gentle reminder, we have two Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) available for VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice employees.

EAP programs are designed to identify and assist you in resolving personal problems, such as marital, financial, health, emotional, family issues, or substance/alcohol abuse that may be affecting your work performance.

Click on the links below to learn more:

EAP with Cigna for employees with Life insurance

EAP 2020

Women & Family Life Center

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Did you know?

VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice has a toll free helpline 1.866.474.5230 that you or your patients can call to get community resources.

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. or leave a message.

 

 

Sexual Harassment Law

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